Vietnam, Pakistan hold second political consultation

Saturday, 2018-04-14 18:05:17
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At the second political consultation
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NDO/MOFA –Deputy Foreign Minister Dang Dinh Quy and Pakistan Deputy Foreign Minister Tehmina Janjua co-chaired the second political consultation between Vietnam and Pakistan in Islamabad, Pakistan on April 13.

At the meeting, the two sides reviewed the implementation of the results reached at their first political consultation which was held in 2015. The two sides agreed that the two Foreign Ministries should promote their role in encouraging the relevant ministries and sectors to effectively implement cooperation agreements in all fields.

Both sides stressed the importance of increasing the regularity of bilateral and multilateral meetings and exchanges of delegations, especially people-to-people exchanges, while agreeing to accelerate the organisation of the meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee on Economic, Cultural, Scientific, and Technological Cooperation in 2018.

In order to enhance economic, trade, and investment relations, the two sides agreed to promote a meeting of the Joint Subcommittee on Trade in 2018 to work out practical and flexible measures to reach their bilateral revenue target of US$1 billion by 2020.

Pakistan welcomed the traditional Vietnamese commodities such as tea, pepper, and basa fish while wishing to expand cooperation with Vietnam in other potential areas.

In addition, Vietnam and Pakistan agreed to continue fostering cooperation in potential sectors such as agriculture, culture-sports and tourism, information and communications, exchanges of scholars, and people-to-people exchanges.

The two sides appreciated the close bilateral cooperation and mutual support at regional and international forums.

The second political consultation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan was a success and the two sides agreed to hold their third political consultation in Hanoi in 2019.